You want to form a very effective team – who would you select? A group of random generalists who will try as hard as they can to do whatever it is you want them to do? Or – A group of individuals who have demonstrated expertise in the various elements of the task at hand?
You can’t clone success. Every day begins with new challenges and opportunities. You only succeed when you apply today’s answers to today’s problems. The most foolish thing you can do is to rely on past solutions for future dilemmas.
The key to this whole strengths thing is to look for ways to add activities to your calendar that make you feel strong. Don’t wait for them to happen, make them happen.
When faced with a kid who exhibited an unusual passion for unusual activities, they encouraged him. Of course, that’s what ANY parent would do, right? You won’t find much argument against encouraging your children.
Nearly everything you do involves a choice. With the exception of breathing and eating, there are very few non-negotiable activities. You can even make choices about what you eat and where you breathe. So, on a micro level, you are positioned more frequently than you realize to “get what you want.”